New & Noteworthy
Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management Welcomes USRSA
October 13, 2016
Ferris State University and the Professional Tennis Management program were pleased to welcome Bob Patterson and David Bone from the United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA) to the Big Rapids campus, October 8-9, 2016 for their annual Racquet Repair workshop.
The Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State has been conducting the annual workshop for over 25 years. Each year the program works closely with the USRSA to provide students a comprehensive knowledge of the latest racquet repair and customization techniques, along with education on current trends in string and racquet construction. Students spend a two full days learning through classroom presentations, as well as hands-on demonstrations and application. Upon completion of the two day workshop and testing, students then string an additional 20 racquets to gain increased proficiency.
Students complete the workshop in their freshman year in the PTM program prior to any outside internship experiences. Students that can demonstrate proficiency and sufficient knowledge base are also given the opportunity to take the USRSA Master Racquet Technician or Certified Stringers certification exam while completing their degree at Ferris State University.
Ferris State University’s Professional Tennis Management program started in 1986 and offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/Professional Tennis Management. The program has been a leader in training and educating the next generation of tennis industry professionals for 30 years.